05/24/2022 Community Update: Stranger Danger Alert

Dear Parents/Guardians:

We are writing to inform you that we were advised of a “Stranger Danger,” incident involving one of our FMG students on their walk to school this morning.  

It was reported by the student that a white middle-aged male, driving a newer white sports sedan with a NJ license plate, stopped and asked them if they wanted a ride to school.  When the student refused, the driver responded by driving away.   This incident occurred in the area of New Brook Lane.  

The Springfield Police Department has been notified and is currently investigating this incident.  If anyone may have seen the vehicle involved, or has any knowledge of this incident, please contact the police department at 973-376-0400 option #9.  If you see any suspicious activity such as this taking place, call the police immediately by dialing 911. 

We believe it would be prudent if all parents exercised a degree of caution and reviewed the following information with their children.

  • If you are approached by anyone you do not know, quickly move away and  inform the nearest trusted adult.  If you have a cell phone, call 911 and report the incident.

  • If the closest location is home, report home immediately and notify your parent/guardian, and have them notify the police.

  • If the closest location is the school, please return and inform a trusted adult.

  • If the closest person is a crossing guard, please get their attention and let them know the importance of the situation. 

Please know we will be working closely with the Springfield Police Department. We will continue to work together to assure everyone’s safety.  If you have any questions or concerns, please let us know.


 Rachel Goldberg, Ed.D

Superintendent of Schools

Springfield Public Schools

973.376.1025 x1213


Captain Jon Rachel

Police of Twp. of Springfield badge logo

Springfield Police Department

100 Mountain Ave.

Springfield, NJ 07081

(973) 232-4447




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